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Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> we begin with breaking news on this tuesday, april 6th. >>> tragedy in west virginia. a huge jump overnight in the number of miners killed by an underground explosion. >> now, more than two dozen, plunging a community into mourning. >> it's a coal mining community. when you hear that many ambulances, it has to be something bad. >> this morning, the latest on the recovery mission. and looking into a company with a history of problems. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard today. the explosion at a west virginia coal mine has now become the nation's worst such disaster in a quarter-century. >> overnight, massey energy announced that 25 of its miners are dead. and the dangerous mission to rescue four more has stopped. when families were told the news overnight, some became hysterical. >> this is taking place at the upper big branch main. t.j. winick is tracking the overnight developments for us. t.j.? >> reporter: the explosion at the undergrod coal mine happened about 3:00 monday afternoon. miner steve smi
Apr 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> making news on this wednesday, april 7th -- >> holding on to hope. families in west virginia wait for word on the fate of four miners, as well relatives share stories on the men who didn't make it out. >>> could the tragedy have been prevented? >>> and in space, a historic rendezvous between the shuttle and space station. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. as west virginia mourns the loss of 25 miners in that horrific explosion, the hope this morning is that a miracle will take place. is it possible that four miners still missing managed to make their way to safety underground? >>> once the mine is depletely silent, they will send in tapped signals that the four, trapped men would recognize and hopefully respond to. >> t.j. winick joins us now from montcoal where the drills have been working all night. >> reporter: good morning. west virginia's governor says it could be midday before progress is made on four ventilation afts. even then, it could be an additional four to five hours before rescuers could reechl the ar
Apr 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> making news on this thursday, april 8th -- >> breaking news from the west virginia coal mine. enough toxic air has cleared to send rescue crews keep into the mine, in search of the four, missing men. >>> flight scare. fighter jets scrambled, fbi teams mobilize. but was it all a misunderstanding. >>> and today oprah winfrey will reportedly make a big announcement about her future. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. after standing by all night long, rescue crews are finally making their long journey inside the upper big branch coal mine in west virginia at this hour. >> once the mine's air quality was deemed safe a short time ago, they got the green light to begin searching for the four miners missing since monday's explosion. steven portnoy joins us on the phone from montcoal with the latest. >> good morning, todd and vinita. at this hour, four eight-man teams, 32 rescuers, are entering the mine for the first time since they had to evacuate early tuesday morning. the rescuers, themselves miners from this mine and oth
Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> making news on this friday, april 9th -- >> in west virginia, a new mission to find miners who may still be alive. rescuers re-enter the mine overnight. >>> fighting back. the president returns home after signing a nuclear treaty with russia. >>> and big comeback. fans welcome tiger woods back to the masters, as he puts up some of the best numbers of his career. >>> good morning. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard. there's twoping news this morning for the desperate search for four miners. >> overnight, rescue teams were back in the big branch mine. this morning, their families are keeping an anxious vigil. david kerley joins us from there. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and todd. two teams of eight are up inside the upper branch mine, look for the four unaccounted miners. a rescue attempt was made yesterday. but it was turned back because of toxic air. but federal officials say they will search the mine for the four unaccounted miners before 94 hours past. decided to pump nitrogen into the mine, to eliminate the possibility o
Apr 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
a preliminary briefing today on the west virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. inspections of over 200 mines in west virginia have been ordered by governor joe manchin. he wants miners to help with the safety inspections. and he wants to honor the victims of the april 5th accident by pausing mine production tomorrow. >>> democrats and republicans are squaring off over the president's new plan to protect taxpayers in the case of another major bank failure. after talks in the white house, republicans ripped into the bill, saying it would protect big banks, hurt small banks and guarantee more taxpayers footing of the bill. >> an unfettered market, where people are taking huge risks and expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour is simply not acceptable. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. >> to bailout or not to bailout. >> the new season of bailouts. >> back door bailouts. >> the bill could make its way to the senate floor as early as next week. so, how would it keep an eye on banks and help protect taxpayers? here's our jon kar
Apr 16, 2010 4:30am EDT
, the stories we'll be following today, including why all coal mines in west virginia are shut down today. >>> and a message from the president about america's great outdoors. depression is a serious medical condition it can take so much out o of y. i feel like i hav o wiwind myself up just to get out of bed. then... well... i have to keep winding myself up to deal with theadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, e ck of energy. if depression is taking so much out of you, ask your doctor about pristiq. (announcer) p pristiq is a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants cacan increae suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens anand yoyoung adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. takaking pristiq with nsaid pain relilievers, aspirin or b bloodhinners may increaea
Apr 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
in west virginia to begin looking into that explosion that killed 29 coal miners but they won't be able to enter the mine right away. toxic gases have risen to deadly high levels again. all underground operations have been suspended until the mine can be properly ventilated. only a few of the 29 miners have been removed to be buried. this afternoon, at 3:30, a moment of silence held to mark one week. >>> charging customers for the carry-on bags. last week, spirit announced an increase on the bags. they asked to charge the airlines for the fee. >>> when it was all over, the green jacket went to three-time winner phil mickelson. it was a dramatic final for mickelson who topped off the win with a long embrace with his ailing wife, his wife and mother are both battling breast cancer. >> such a great story. >>> now, a look at the weather from around the nation. another stormy day out west. heavy rain for much of california. 2 feet of snow in the sierras and a foot in the rockies. heavy rain in the dakotas, minnesota and withes with and some isolated thunderstorms across texas and south flori
Apr 26, 2010 4:30am EDT
at beckley, west virginia, attendeded by about 3,000 people. >> most days, they'd emerge from the dark mine, squinting at the light. most days, they'd emerge sweaty and dirty and dusted and cold. most days, they'd come home. but not that day. >> before the memorial service, president obama met privately with the families of the miners. >> and before attending the miners' memorial, the president visited with billy graham. according to graham's son, the two men chatted about golf and prayed with each other. >>> and now to the environmental threat off the gulf coast, oil is now gushing off that platform that sank last week. it could go from louisiana to florida. matt gutman reports. >> reporter: for the first time, we got a notion of how long this disaster could last. the coast guard says it could take anywhere from 45 to 90 days in order to secure that wellhead. that means 42,000 gallons of oil could keep pumping into the gulf every day. the coast guard says it's going to start sending out 32 skimmers back into the gulf to try to corral that oil as quickly as it can. that slick is still 400 s
Apr 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
times. >>> and in west virginia, the owners of the coal mine where 29 men died earlier this month, are offering each family a $3 million cash settlement. massey energy has also offered them a large insurance payout, family health coverage, and college payments for children. the families say taking the money will not bar them from legal action. >>> we know of president obama's first interview of a potential supreme court nominee. thomas is 56. he was nominated to the bench in 1995 and was confirmed without a fight in the senate. >>> and the president was among those shedding tears at the funeral of civil rights leader dorothy height. hundreds gathered to honor height yesterday at washington's national cathedral. in his eulogy, the president put height among the pioneers of the civil rights movement. >> they are leaders whose legacies we teach. they are giants who fill our history books. while dr. dorothy height deserves a place in this pantheon. she, too, deserves a place in our history books. >> height led the national council for negro women for decades. she died last week. dorot
Apr 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
to tennessee and virginia. >> 82 in miami. 65 in atlanta. sunny, near 70, in the northeast. 60s in detroit, chicago and kansas city. mostly 70s across the rockies. wets in the 50s from seattle to sacramento. and a hot 91 in phoenix. >>> and just ahead on "america this morning," the white house chief of staff admits he's got his eyes on another job. >>> plus, new details on the attack that put data for millions of google users into the hands of hackers. >>> and nature's fury. our reporter travels to the top of that iceland volcano. [ wind blowing ] ♪ [ female announcer ] when is it okay to lose the cover-up? ♪ when you can. take the special k challenge... and lose an inch from your waist in two weeks. so lose your cover-up, and show off your confidence. design your plan at erase all those little voices in your head that say, "look at that wrinkle." [ female anno.cer ] introducing the eraser foundation from maybelline. the breakthrough? our patented applicator and concentrated formula with collagen goes beyond covering, actually micro-corrects, micro-erases. it's genius. [
Apr 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
of potomac and northern virginia. it will try to speak in here later today. that will give away to showers especially this afternoon. as temperatures try to get up to 62 as our 2 degree guarantee. thank you for waking up this morning. you're going togr
Apr 22, 2010 4:30am EDT
virginia does. there'll be delays. pay attention. visibility less than an 8th of a mile. eastern shore, you still have fog even though you're not underneath an advisory. we have a temperature of 70 degrees in the outlook for this afternoon. it'll
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